Hold on guys. If you buy the ownership to intellectual properties, you don't pay royalties. However, if you license (which may require a licensing fee and payment of royalties, that is different. If Cloanto owns the copyrights then they are not required to pay royalties to those copyrights. Now, I think there is a general misunderstanding of what was said. Try re-reading the sentence. It's more like, when a commercial product containing the ROMs built in, Mike of Cloanto gets comments from people, "Why aren't you pursuing this?" and "You (Cloanto) should be getting their cut". Cloanto has been a bit selective about picking their legal battles regarding the ROMs or at least has not pursued legal battles at this time. There may be reasons. > > On August 26, 2017 at 9:17 AM Jim Brain <email@example.com> wrote: > > On 8/26/2017 10:47 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > > > > > > > > > > > > > > From speaking to Mike at CRX this year, the copyrights that he > > > purchased came with contractual royalty strings attached. So when > > > somebody throws up a kickstarter or whatever showing a commercial > > > product with C=/Amiga ROMs built in, he gets nastygrams from them saying > > > "Why aren't you pursuing this? I should be getting a cut!" That's > > > likely the source of selectiveness for where Cloanto choses to pursue. > > > that sounds fishy by itself - either copyright is transferred to you, or you > > > licensed the IP in question and pay royalties for it. AFAIK there is no legal > > > scenario in which you both register the IP on yourself AND pay royalties for > > > it to a third party. it doesnt make a lot of sense either (only the owner of > > > the IP can register it, and the owner does not pay royalties to himself). > > > > > > > > > > Maybe it's just a lack of understanding of copyrights. Not everyone > > understand the intricacies. Maybe it is safer to say he purchased > > rights to those copyrights, and he needs to pay a royalty on any sales, > > as part of the rights purchase contract. But, like you, I know of no > > scenarios where one can purchase a copyright and then still have to pay > > a royalty. But, like on JiffyDOS, I licensed the IP, and my contract > > asks for a royalty payment. > > > > > > Jim > > -- > Jim Brain > email@example.com > www.jbrain.com > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2017-08-26 18:02:12
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